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Cigarette box with coat of arms for Royal Flying Corps Guards and engraved names

Associated Event

First World War

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Width (Bottom): 15cm
Height (Whole): 5cm
Depth: 9cm

Exhibition Label

From the exhibition 'The Art of War – Posters & Propaganda from the First World War' [23 February – 28 May 2016]

Royal Flying Corps, Hackney Marshes

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the war. It merged with the Royal Naval Air Service in April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.

During the early part of the war the RFC supported the British Army with photographic reconnaissance. This work gradually led RFC pilots into aerial battles with German pilots and later in the war, the bombing of strategic German military airfields and industrial and transportation facilities.

This box was awarded to Colonel Sergeant Major Fitch.

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Presented to Co. Sergt. Major Fitch on his promotion by the Wednesday and Friday Royal Flying Corps Hackney Marshes January 1917
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